In an overview memorandum on the most recent NBC/WSJ survey, Peter Hart wrote the following:
“Based on more than a half century of watching and analyzing public opinion ratings of U.S. presidents, I have found that personal feelings toward the president – not job ratings – tell us more about their acceptability….President Donald Trump’s first year in office can only be described as a year of personal alienation from voters.” Continue reading “About Trump”
“The White House has drafted a proposal to scale back environmental requirements in an effort to make it easier to construct roads, bridges and pipelines across the country…
“The plan would change things such as how officials decide a pipeline route, how a proposed border wall with Mexico would be built… Continue reading “Disassembling”
The following is a list of people who have been mentioned (by either themselves or others) as potential candidates in 2020. Folks are on the list whether or not they have claimed or disclaimed any interest in running. Continue reading “2020”
Congress’ approval rating continues at a subterranean level. Continue reading “Congress”
Women are stepping forward to run for Congress in unprecedented numbers.
As of the end of the first week in December, 354 women have announced they are running for the House (291 Democrats and 63 Republicans) and 38 women are running for the Senate (25 Democrats and 13 Republicans). [NYTimes, 12/5/17] Continue reading “Women Will Get It Done”
The Bachelor Farmer was opened in 2011 by two brothers, Eric and Andrew Dayton. They happen to be the sons of Minnesota’s governor, Mark Dayton. (An old friend of mine.) Continue reading “Restaurant: The Bachelor Farmer”
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28% of Americans say the country is headed in the right direction while 58% say it is on the wrong track. [Reuters/Ipsos, 12/5/17]
68% of Americans are dissatisfied with the way things are going in this country today. 27% are satisfied. [Pew, 12/4/17]
Continue reading “State of the Nation”
As a result of e-commerce, 6,000 brick and mortar stores have closed so far this year. There are 65,000 fewer retail jobs since January 2017. [Axios, 11/25/17]
Continue reading “This and That”
48% of families delay changing a diaper to extend their supply of diapers.
The poorest 20% of Americans who buy diapers spend nearly 14% of their after-tax income on diapers.
Continue reading “More About Diapers”